Who was in the band and where are they all now?

More than two decades after its inception, Sugababes have announced their return – but who were the original members of the Sugababes?

Who replaced them in the lineup and where are they all now?

Here is everything you need to know about the ever-changing face of the all-girl pop group (now women).


Sugababes attending the 2012 Q Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel (Image credit: Splash)

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This month, Sugababes announced their return to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic debut album, One Touch.

The trio also announced that they will be working on new music.

Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan make up the current line-up.

But who joined and left the group named by British Hit Singles & Albums as the 21st century’s most successful female plot?

Sugababes members: Siobhán Donaghy 1998 to date

Siobhán was an original member of Sugababes and joined when he was 13.

However, she left the group during a Japanese promotional tour in August 2001.

She later revealed that she suffered from clinical depression.

Heidi Range replaced Siobhán, who later published solo music.

After years of saying she would not reform with the Sugababes, Siobhán quit her office job at Storm Models in 2012 to join FMD.

MKS – a “new” group with Siobhán, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan – released the single Flatline, but it wasn’t the commercial comeback they were hoping for.

They started performing again as Sugababes in September 2019.

Siobhán is now 36 years old, married to Chris McCoy and the mother of son Ford.

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Siobhán Donaghy (far right) attends the NME Awards 2014 with her colleagues from the Sugababes group (Credit: Splash)

Mutya Buena 1998 to date

Mutya Buena was one of the original members of Sugababes, along with Keisha Buchanan and Siobhán Donaghy.

All Saints manager Ron Tom created the Sugababes in 1998.

Siobhán Donaghy and Mutya Buena were both only 13 years old at the time.

The group released their first album, One Touch, in 2000 as Sugababes.

It spawned the top 10 single overload.

Amelle Berrabah replaced Mutya in December 2005 when she left the band to spend more time with her daughter.

Mutya continued to enjoy success as a solo artist, with Real Girl peaking in 2007 with two and song 4 Mutya with eighth in 2007.

The singer / songwriter was later trained as a psychologist for children.

She also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother alongside Coolio, Ulrika Jonsson and Verne Troyer in 2009.

In 2011, Mutya, Keisha and Siobhán formed MKS and began recording their debut album, but never achieved the success of Sugababe’s fame.

A high court judge declared Mutya bankrupt in 2014.

MKS got the name Sugababes back in September 2019 and recorded a rendition of the song Flowers together with DJ Spoony.

Since then, Mutya has appeared on Celebs Go Dating, Just Tattoo of Us and Celebrity Coach Trip and has founded her own music agency Color of Musiq.

Mutya is now 35 and has one grown daughter.

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Sugababes singer Mutya Buena at Celebs Go Dating (Image credit: E4 / Twitter)

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Keisha Buchanan 1998 to date

The management ousted Keisha from the band in September 2009.

She was replaced by Jade Ewen, who had previously joined the UK at Eurovision.

This happened after 11 years in Sugababes and left no original band members.

Shortly thereafter, Keisha was featured on Jay Sean’s album All or Nothing before starting work on her own studio recording.

In 2011, the original members Mutya, Keisha and Siobhán reformed as MKS after Sugababes split up with Amelle, Heidi and Jade.

In September 2019 MKS got the name Sugababes back and recorded a rendition of the song Flowers together with DJ Spoony.

Keisha appears in Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s documentary Race, Pop and Power (Thursday, May 13, 2021) to discuss prejudice against black women in the music industry.

She is now a YouTube star with almost 700,000 subscribers, where she shares tips, activities and secrets from her time in the band.

Keisha is currently 36 and is considered single.

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Keisha Buchanan (far left) with Mutya and Siobhan on stage (Credit: Splash)

Sugababes members: Heidi Range 2001 to 2011

The 37-year-old Heidi Range replaced Siobhán in 2001.

After its launch, the group released three multi-platinum sales albums: Angels with Dirty Faces (2002), Three (2003) and Taller in More Ways (2005).

However, after the Sugababes’ last single Freedom was released in 2011, the group split without official confirmation or announcement.

Heidi quickly moved on and took part in ITV’s Dancing on Ice as well as Celebrity MasterChef the following year.

She appeared in musical theater after the band broke up, appeared in the musical Happy Days and in the West End in the War of the Worlds.

She is often seen sharing her family life with her 59.9,000 Instagram followers.

Heidi married Alex Partakis on September 3, 2016 in Florence and is currently expecting their second child.

Amelle Berrabah
The singer Amelle Berrabah leaves the ITV studios after a guest appearance (Credit: Splash).

Sugababes members: Amelle Berrabah 2005 to 2011

Amelle replaced Mutya Buena in December 2005.

After releasing their first album with the biggest hits, the new line-up released two more studio albums: Change (2007) and Catfights and Spotlights (2008).

However, Amelle’s behavior outside the stage raised her eyebrows …

The police arrested her on alleged assaults in 2007 and 2008, although no charges were brought on either occasion.

She’s also the only Sugababes member to have a No. 1 single outside of the group after performing on Tinchy Stryder’s Never Leave You in 2009.

After Sugababes ended, Amelle released a handful of collaborations with dance DJs and rappers before releasing her own track Summertime in 2014.

Amelle later entered BBC One’s celebrity gymnastics contest Tumble and performed on Celebrity Masterchef in 2016.

She is currently 37 years old and is married to Marcio Sousa Rosa, with whom she has a daughter named Amirah.

Jade Ewen 2009 to 2011

Former British Eurovision member Jade Ewen replaced Keisha in September 2009.

Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen released the group’s seventh studio album, Sweet 7, in 2010.

A year later they announced that they would be taking an indefinite hiatus – that same year the original line-up was reformed as Mutya Keisha Siobhan and the single Flatline was released.

Jade attended Tom Daley’s ITV dive show Splash! in 2013 and afterward admitted she was only doing it for the money.

A court declared her bankrupt in 2015 when she reportedly owed thousands to the tax official.

After a small role in BBC’s long-running drama Casualty and the comedy series The Tracy Ullman Show, Jade embarked on a whole new world as Princess Jasmine in the musical adaptation of Aladdin in London’s West End.

Last year, 33-year-old Jade appeared on the TV comedy drama There She Goes.

Keisha will take part in Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop and Power on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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